Asian American Commercial Watch: Super Bowl 2013 Edition

With every Super Bowl, there are the commercials. In fact, many people just watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. But since I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was rooting for the 49ers – too bad they lost! Here are the commercials that featured an Asian or Asian American in a noticeable role. Personally, my favorite of the bunch was PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Pistachios commercial because it was so unexpected that it was really hilarious and made everyone laugh at the Super Bowl party I had attended.

Of course, most of the roles are fairly small, except for the Best Buy ad, where the Best Buy salesman is trying to educate Amy Poehler on a variety of consumer electronics and appliances, and in one scene, Poehler is flirting with the salesman. In the past, Best Buy has done a good job demonstrating the diversity of their sales staff. You can catch the rest of the commercials here:

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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